Friday, December 2, 2016

Chili and Cornbread - Round 2

So not too long ago I made chili and small corn muffins. My results were good and numbers stayed in a range I was happy with.
So I decided to check it out again. Homemade chili is one of those recipes that is perfect for the crock pot. Came home from work to a warm hardy meal on a cold evening. Talk about perfect!!
The hardest part with recipes is breaking down the servings. I try to put all the ingredients down on paper and use the label to write down what the entire can would be as far as carbs, fiber and protein would be. I add it all up and then divide it by how many servings we get. 
The chili added up to be around 43 carbs plus my muffin. 
Checking glucose numbers went like this:
95 mg/dL at 7: pm
112 mg/dL at 7:45 pm
126 mg/dL at 9 pm
and went to bed at 10 pm at 112 mg/dL

I love chili! I get full and my numbers stay manageable. WIN - WIN
I think the fiber, which is around 14 grams, really makes a difference. 
Maybe the protein at 15 grams.
Maybe the fat in the sour cream and cheese help too!
I don't know if it is one thing specific or just all of it working together 
but I am happy to report this is one meal that will stay on the menu.